Upcoming Events

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Just Write a Poem

April 22, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Body:
A poetry mini-workshop and reading by Pamela Hirschler, author of the poetry collection, What Lies Beneath. After discussing poems, Pamela will lead you through writing prompts to produce your own first drafts of poems. Bring writing materials or lap...

Drop-in Tech Help

April 25, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

New Release Fridays: Vice

April 26, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Vice Dick Cheney served as the Vice President for the United State's 43rd president George W. Bush. Prior to that, Cheney spent years movi...

Autism Movie Series: Life, Animated

April 27, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Body:
A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to help a young autistic man to develop reading, writing and communication skills and express love, loss, kinship and bro...

Business Writing is Creative Writing

April 29, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Program, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Body:
Join us for networking! Doors open at 6:30 pm prior to all business events. Discover inventive ways to craft and share your business story. Through a series of exercises—borrowing techniques from creative writing, innovation, and improvisation—you...

Cook with Books: Cravings **Special Date**

April 29, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Bring mouth-watering cookbook photos to life! Make a dish to share with the group as we discuss the cookbook and the recipes we choose. This month's cookbook: Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigan...

High School Art Show begins

April 30, 2019
9:00am - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Fine Arts Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Art Show
Body:
The Library is delighted to host High School Art Shows again this spring! April 30–May 16, be sure to stop by the Foyer and Fine Arts Room to appreciate and admire the creativity of students from Lake Forest High School. ...

Entrepreneurial Tales featuring Phil Gayter

April 30, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Program, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Body:
Join us for networking! Doors open at 6:30 pm prior to all business events. Be inspired by the business startup story of a local business owner! Join us to hear how Phil Gayter grew his brand strategies business, BRANDSTORM. This program is par...

Great Books Discussion

May 1, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems. April 3- The Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka April 17- The Interpretation of Dreams (Chapter 7) by Freud May 1- Physics, Book 2 by Aristotle May 15- Utilitari...

The Life History of Sandhill Cranes

May 1, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 51
Body:
Your first hint of Sandhill Cranes passing through the area may be bugling from high in the sky or flocks of gray strutting through cornfields. Discover everything there is to know about these wondrous creatures with a naturalist from the Lake County...

Drop-in Tech Help

May 2, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

May 2, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Body:
Great Decisions involves citizens in the process of making foreign policy. After registering, please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your briefing book with each session's readings. (Briefing books will be available starting January 17.) Jo...

New Release Fridays: The Mule

May 3, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: The Mule For Michigan resident Earl Stone, life has never been easy. Sent off to World War II as a young man, he has had to endure a great...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Body:
Learn about the first women's literary group in America! Formed in McHenry County's Seneca Township in 1855, the Seneca Ladies Literary Society began as part of a nationwide effort to save Mt. Vernon, George Washington's historic estate. Other pro...

True Story Book Group: Rogue Heroes

May 8, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction. This month's title: Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Naz...

Drop-in Tech Help

May 9, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

Mystery Book Group: Indemnity Only

May 9, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read book one from a different mystery series with us each month. Warning: You may get hooked on the whole series! This month's selection: Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky...

New Release Fridays: On the Basis of Sex

May 10, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: On the Basis of Sex What quality or trait defines the right of any person to exist as equal to any other? The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

Forest Writers Group

May 11, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. Open to all! New writers welcome. ...

Great Books Discussion

May 15, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Read and discuss classic and contemporary essays, short stories, plays, and poems. April 3- The Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka April 17- The Interpretation of Dreams (Chapter 7) by Freud May 1- Physics, Book 2 by Aristotle May 15- Utilitari...

Microsoft Word 1

May 15, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Body:
Learn the fundamentals of this popular word processing program: Create, edit, and save documents Apply basic formatting, create tables, and insert images Understand the menus and tools ...

Drop-in Tech Help

May 16, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

May 16, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Body:
Great Decisions involves citizens in the process of making foreign policy. After registering, please visit the Reference Desk to pick up your briefing book with each session's readings. (Briefing books will be available starting January 17.) Jo...

New Release Fridays: Dragged Across Concrete

May 17, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Dragged Across Concrete When a camera phone video surfaces showing veteran cop Brett Ridgeman and his young hothead partner Anthony Lurase...

Book Club Reception featuring Kraig Moreland

May 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Rotunda
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Body:
Snack on appetizers, sip wine or soda, and learn about the amazing book club services available at Lake Forest Library. Then be enthralled by a true unsolved mystery as you listen to Kraig Moreland, our featured guest and author of The Furnace Gir...
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Bring mouth-watering cookbook photos to life! Make a dish to share with the group as we discuss the cookbook and the recipes we choose. This month's cookbook: One Pan & Done: Hassle-free Meals From the Oven to your Table by Molly Gilbert...